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CALL FOR PROPOSALS | EMERGING PRODUCER XCHANGE 2022

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | EMERGING PRODUCER XCHANGE 2022

Want to join the Metro Arts’ team in 2022?

Metro Arts is developing the future of Australian contemporary arts practice, now. Championing all contemporary art forms, the two core activities of the organisation are developing and co-presenting contemporary arts. Within our  venue is a team of creative professionals who are passionate about diverse contemporary art that makes your heart race and the hairs on your neck stand up.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS EMERGING PRODUCER XCHANGE 2022

The Emerging Producer Xchange is a flagship mentorship program supported by The Ian Potter Foundation. Over 2021-2022, six emerging producers will be invited to participate in paid internships, embedded within nationally-recognised multidisciplinary arts organisations. The host organisations are Metro Arts in Queensland and The Mill in South Australia.

Under the mentorship of a lead producer in each state, the emerging producers will receive exclusive insights into the operation of two professional and prolific Australian arts organisations, and have unparalleled access to networking, skill-sharing and professional development opportunities. After successfully running the program during 2021, Metro Arts is now calling for two new emerging producers to work with the organisation in 2022.

Between January – October, the emerging producers will support the delivery of the host organisation’s annual artistic program, supporting artists in the creation, presentation, and touring of new work.

The emerging producers will also accompany lead producers to attend a number of major industry events, conferences and marketplaces throughout the year, and participate in a series of dedicated activities specific to the Emerging Producer Xchange.

The Emerging Producer Xchange is designed to address the ongoing shortfall of professional development opportunities for skilled producers particularly in the independent performance sector.

KEY DATES:

Applications open:
Thursday 21 October 9.00am / AEST

Applications close:
Monday 8 November 9.00am / AEST


HOW TO APPLY: 

Application Guide: Download / view the application guide here.

Online Application Form: The link to the online application form can be found in the application guide.

 

Image: Tangerine Hour by NDRNCE, 2021. Photo by Nick John Bleeker.

Callum McGrath

Callum McGrath

CALLUM MCGRATH

Callum McGrath is an artist and researcher currently based in Naarm/Melbourne. McGrath’s work applies experimental archival and historiographic approaches to reconceptualise methods of queer memorialisation. His research-led projects resist the hegemonic and institutional structures of archival repositories and instead work toward methods of queer remembrance where queer temporalities and futurity can take precedent.

Your practice disrupts typical engagement with the past and challenges the aesthetics of public memorialisation to make way for a speculative queer community. What is the significance of forming such a community and what interests you in particular about expressing these ideas through acts of remembrance?
Hmm.. big question… I am interested in the ways in which queerness can be used as a methodology to consider the challenges and complexities of representing, presenting, documenting, and archiving the past. I think each work I make deals with history in a way that is against the hegemonic systems that deal with and organise the past.  As much as my work is about remembering and acknowledging the past, I think the work is equal parts against history or opposed to its linear and temporal unfoldings. For me, the queerness of this methodology lies in its resistance to history as something that is linear and or a closed loop. I think by looking at queer history (which is just one example of the kind of marginalised past this methodology can be applied to) we can see the destructive and corrosive nature of the past.  History for me is negotiated through a complex web of comprises, truth, lies, mistakes ect. Take for instance the work at Metro, as much as this work is framed as a historiographic project, I think in many ways it’s intentionally failed. It refuses to give away details and compromises truth, instead, it is a fragmented cinematic failed picture of a violent past that continues to secrete/ leak into the future. 

What is particularly interesting to you about the case of Ross Warren?
The Ross Warren case has been of interest to me for quite some time, I have wanted to make a work about it for many years but never really known how. What is interesting for me is not the particular circumstances that happened which is of course awful but instead, him being a semi-media figure and that being something that we can cling to. Unlike many of the other queer people who were murdered, Ross’s image exists recorded on film. Particularly significant for me knowing I wanted to make a video work. That said, part of the reason in the video it included fragments from other incidences from a range of historical time periods is precisely because I didn’t want to just priorities the case of Ross’s. I think this is where I am attempting to negotiate to complexities of the past and utilise an experimental approach to re-telling a history? 

How do you hope people will engage with this work?
Well, I think there are two mains goals for this project, firstly I think it’s important for the public to become aware of this history and engage with it in a way that is on an emotional/ affective level. Something that I think public memorial spaces often lack. Secondly, I really want this work to generate conversations around histories problems; specifically the complexities of remembrance and memorialisation. Thinking through different and experimental approaches to telling the past that can do interesting and important things in regards to temporalities and a de-linear or even messy image of the past. I think the work pulls, stretches, and distorts time, in a way that doesn’t attend to hegemonic systems, and reproductive futurism; a methodology that is in many ways indebted to writing on queer temporalities.  

ARTIST EVENT

THE WEATHERMAN
By Callum McGrath

Tue 6 – Sat 24 Jul, 2021

CLOSING EVENT
4-6pm, Sat 24 Jul

WHERE

Gallery One, Metro Arts

GALLERY HOURS

Tue 6 – Fri 9 Jul 7am – 4.30pm
Sat 10 Jul 10am – 9pm
Sun 11 Jul Closed
Mon 12 Jul 7am – 4.30pm
Tue 13 Jul 7am – 4.30 pm
Wed 14 – Fri 16 Jul 7am – 9pm
Sat 17 Jul 10am – 9pm
Sun 18 Jul 5pm – 9pm
Mon 19 – Fri 23 Jul 7am – 4.30pm
Sat 24 Jul 10am – 9pm
Sun 25 Jul Closed

FREE

BRIS FEST 2021 AT METRO ARTS

BRIS FEST 2021 AT METRO ARTS

 

BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2021 AT METRO ARTS

DINNER + SHOW PACKAGES

We’ve teamed up with our neighbours Cheeky Poke Bar and Beirut Bazaar to bring you two value-packed dinner packages during our Brisbane Festival 2021 season.

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MECHANICS OF ADAPTION

3 – 26 SEPT | EXHIBITION
Brisbane’s hottest contemporary artists give up-cycling new meaning in this innovative exhibition.

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WEREDINGO

3 – 11 SEPT | THEATRE
Karul’s signature sharp movement and humour will challenge what you think you know about shapeshifting.

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THE MAKING OF MEN

18 SEPT | CONVERSATION
Bystander trainer Michael Jeh lead a conversation on raising men to overturn cultural pressures and traditions.

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WILBUR THE OPTICAL WHALE

22 – 25 SEPT | FAMILY
A fully immersive, interactive and accessible story for children about friendship and celebrating difference.

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FUNNY MUMMIES COMEDY GALA

22 – 25 SEPT | COMEDY
Four hilarious Mamas. One Rocking Show. Jump aboard the life-raft of laughter for this smashing evening of comedy.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Brisbane Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council. Metro Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.  

SEASON OF SURPRISES

SEASON OF SURPRISES

22 – 31 JULY | TICKETS ON-SALE NOW

With our July performance program further disrupted by lockdowns and state border restrictions, Metro Arts have invited local legends to take over the venue!

Titled SEASON OF SURPRISES, this flourish of special one-night-only events includes film, cabaret, music and dance and takes place from 22 – 31 July.

More events to be announced soon!

LESBIAN LOVE STORIES

23 JUL | CABARET
Lesbian Love Stories is a concert-style cabaret performed by three local lesbians and one rockin’ pianist, featuring anonymous true tales of love from across the globe.

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MY FUNNY VALENTINE BY JOSH DAVETA

29 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Today’s pop classics, reimagined as jazz standards. Josh Daveta and their band The Sequins will take the New Benner stage for one night only.

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DEBBIE TAYLOR-WORLEY

DEBBIE TAYLOR-WORLEY

DEBBIE TAYLOR-WORLEY

With an interest in art sparked in fourth grade, it wasn’t until the birth of her daughters that Debbie Taylor Worley started a journey to reconnect to her heritage, resulting in studying art as a mature age student. Her new exhibition Wun-ga-li Ngurrambaa Winanga-li honours her connection to Gamilaraay country.

What inspired you to become an artist?
I’ve had an interest in art ever wince the 4th grade when my teacher, Mr Smith, put a pineapple on his desk and told us all to draw it. After seeing our results he said, “draw what you see, not what you think you see”. From that moment, along with the stash of art books dad had in the hallway cupboard, I was fascinated with creative processes.

In my mid 40’s, I finally had the opportunity to attend art college and was motivated and inspired by the artists that taught within the unit, such as Jennifer Herd, Vernin Ah Kee and Lauri Neilsen. I was introduced to new ways of seeing art and it gave what I was producing greater purpose.

How would you describe your art to someone unfamiliar to it?
It’s everchanging and multidisciplinary, working mainly with clay and textiles. However, common themes that run throughout my work are the dendroglyphs or tree carvings of the Gamilaraay nation and female empowerment.

Using the motifs of the tree carvings provides a link between contemporary practice and my cultural roots. The motifs go hand in hand with images and sculptures to draw attention to the divine feminine and our mother the earth.

I prefer to use materials that are as natural and connected to country as possible. For example, I forage bullrushes when the season is right for weaving fibres, and use ochre from country to colour canvases laid within the landscape.

Your art is influenced by “listening to country”, can you explain how this practice works?
The Gamilaraay word Winanga-li describes a process of listening, hearing, thinking, remembering. It involves sitting in a place and space of deep contemplation and hearing what nature is telling you. It is a way of connecting deeply on a spiritual level. Just as an artist may stare at a blank canvas for days before applying paint to it, I sit on Gamilaraay country and let it speak to me, translating the message intuitively onto the canvas.

What can you tell us about your exhibition at Metro Arts?
This body of work was made at various sites on Gamilaraay country, that are significant in regards to Gamilaraay spirituality and my childhood memories. A trip back to country was made possible by the Windmill trust Scholarship that was awarded to me in 2020. As a result of listening to country, each canvas has been produced beside an important body of water and covered with the surrounding earth, clays and ochres. It highlights the responsibility of Gamilaraay women to protect sacred waters. I believe my ancestors are guiding me on my journey of reconnection to culture and country.

Included in the exhibition is a video work by my young Nephew, Jackson, that documents portions of the journey and the art making process.

Wun-ga-li Ngurrambaa Winanga-li  | 6 – 24 July | Gallery One, Metro Arts
Find out more about the exhibition here.

 

ARTIST EVENT

WUN-GA-LI NGURRAMBAA WINANGA-LI
By Debbie Taylor-Worley

Tue 6 – Sat 24 Jul, 2021

ARTIST TALK
3pm, Sat 24 Jul

CLOSING EVENT
4-6pm, Sat 24 Jul

WHERE

Gallery One, Metro Arts

GALLERY HOURS

Tue 6 – Fri 9 Jul 7am – 4.30pm
Sat 10 Jul 10am – 9pm
Sun 11 Jul Closed
Mon 12 Jul 7am – 4.30pm
Tue 13 Jul 7am – 4.30 pm
Wed 14 – Fri 16 Jul 7am – 9pm
Sat 17 Jul 10am – 9pm
Sun 18 Jul 5pm – 9pm
Mon 19 – Fri 23 Jul 7am – 4.30pm
Sat 24 Jul 10am – 9pm
Sun 25 Jul Closed

FREE

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JUL – DEC 2021

JUL – DEC 2021

Metro Arts | July – December Program

Cautiously and carefully as a community we continue to rebuild and find our new way forward in this changed world. Our art and artists continue to push boundaries, take risks and offer provocations, entertainments and just some damn fine art!

Our July-December season presents more thought-provoking and exhilarating work from Australian artists across artforms. And we continue to offer people of all ages opportunities to dance, think, discuss, listen, collide, question and cross-pollinate here at Metro Arts.

THEATRE & PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

PINK MATTER B’DAY BATTLES

23 OCT | DANCE
We’re celebrating Pink Matter’s 4th birthday with a kick-ass party! Dress fresh and get ready for a wild night of performances, cyphers and battles.

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BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

9 – 18 DEC | PERFORMANCE
This festival-fav is back with a nostalgia-blaring homage to the humble leotard and its epic transformational possibilities.

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PINK INC

20 DEC | DANCE
Join the Pink Matter team and say bye-bye to 2021 with this end-of-year party like no other!

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EXHIBITION PROGRAM

soul-hole

20 – 27 NOV / EXHIBITION
The everyday and the sacred are united in this intimate exploration of spirituality and girlhood.

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AZADEH HAMZEII

4 – 18 DEC / EXHIBITION
Azadeh Hamzeii presents new work commissioned by Metro Arts in association with 4A: Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

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777-ELEVEN

4 DEC – JAN 2022 / EXHIBITION
Joaquin Gonzales presents 777-Eleven, a Catholicised convenience store selling all the Catholic necessities nobody asked for.

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CREATIVE DEVELOPMENTS

ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS

On the Shoulders of Giants explores the transition and adaptation of culture, toxic masculinity and intergenerational trauma of First Nations men navigating their way through everyday life.

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COLD GHOST

Familial tapestries reveal patterns upon patterns in this fascinating expedition through time.

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

JOSHUA PETHER

FERRYMAN’S HUT
Across this two-week residency at Ferryman’s Hut, Joshua will perform a journey of a ritual seeking hidden clues to some of Queensland’s most elusive and baffling mysteries.

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JAMES HAZEL

NORMAN PARK SUBSTATION
My Father the piano is an installation which explores the relationship between the artist and their working-class family.

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OLIVIA LACEY

FERRYMAN’S HUT
In her new work Almost Heaven, Olivia Lacey revisits a childhood fascination with Olivia Newton-John as the roller-skating muse from her iconic film Xanadu (1980).

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LITTLEBITTS

FERRYMAN’S HUT
Comedy duo LittleBitts are bunkering down in Ferryman’s Hut this July to work on development of a new sitcom.

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AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH THE ARCHITECTS OF SOUND

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH THE ARCHITECTS OF SOUND

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH THE ARCHITECTS OF SOUND

By The Architects of Sound & Friends

Presented by Metro Arts

“They do not make music, they are not musicians. They are The Architects of Sound.”

Brisbane’s finest electronic trash trio are bigger, better, and gayer than ever and here to treat your ear holes to some sound.

Sexy, intelligent, thought provoking. Are they all these things? We’ll never know. The only thing that’s for sure: they are downright genius and on the comeback tour of the millennium.

Get intimate with Valencia Low-Fi, Amaro Mayfair and Sutro, as they perform your favourite sonic memoirs from years past. Prepare yourself for classic hits such as “Clap My Beat” and “Titties in Paradise”, and if you’re lucky they may even perform some new works of genius.

As if they haven’t already given you people enough, The Architects have also graciously invited their favourite friends to entertain and delight you.

DATES

Thu 29 Jul, 2021

TIME

7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35 + booking fee
Concession
$32 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $32 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

2 hours with interval

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 18+. Course language, mild nudity, sonic genius. 

Photo by Georgia Wallace.

THE ARTISTS

The Architects of Sound
The Architects of Sound are an established Brisbane-based alternative, independent electronic trash trio whose native, instrumental sound was forged in a West End garage during a fierce electrical storm in 2012. Maintaining an anti-careerist, anti-music industry attitude, the trio rose to public recognition in early 2013 after a rare underground showcase of a compilation demo-tape went viral on Vine, garnering strong positive critical acclaim in numerous underground Brisbane music zines. Regarded for their minimalist, stripped-down vocal style, meditative and organic post-electro anthems and low-fi music aesthetic, the trio have released their EP The Holy Trinity (2016), and begun work on their second debut album ARTFAP to be released exclusively through Limewire; a sonic exploration of the abstract concepts of divinity, desire and sacrifice in contemporary art culture.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

PINK MATTER B’DAY BATTLES

PINK MATTER B’DAY BATTLES

PINK MATTER B’DAY BATTLES

Presented by Pink Matter & Metro Arts

We’re celebrating Pink Matter’s 4th birthday with a kick-ass party!

Presented by Pink Matter and Breakin’ Events, we bring to you 1v1 Womxns’ and 1v1 Open style categories.

Dress fresh, hit the bar and get ready for a wild night of performances, cyphers and battles.

DATES

3pm, Sat 23 Oct, 2021

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

Spectator Admission $20 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

QUEENSLAND CABARET 2021

QUEENSLAND CABARET 2021

QUEENSLAND CABARET LONG WEEKEND

To celebrate the launch of the February 2022 Queensland Cabaret Festival program – Metro Arts and Queensland Cabaret Festival present Cabaret Long Weekend.

Avoid the road rage, sunburn and queues for the loos and kick off your long weekend with a few days of cool art-conditioned cabaret – unique stories, great songs and top-shelf singers in a short taste of what 2022 has to offer.

So, join us over the new October long weekend, and inoculate your soul with a short, sharp jab of art at the Cabaret Long Weekend!

MY FUNNY VALENTINE BY JOSH DAVETA

29 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Today’s pop classics, reimagined as jazz standards. Josh Daveta and their band The Sequins will take the New Benner stage for one night only.

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ÙMBRIEL

29 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
ÚMBRIEL is an electronic, art-pop powerhouse once described as “Like Enya on Steroids.”

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HUNKY DORY

30 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Alison St Ledger performs a time capsule of Bowie at his most inspired.

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1971 – THE MUSIC

30 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Nadia Sunde takes her audience on a journey into the soundtrack of a year that has never really left us.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Queensland Cabaret Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Brisbane City Council. Metro Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.  The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

MY FUNNY VALENTINE BY JOSH DAVETA

MY FUNNY VALENTINE BY JOSH DAVETA

MY FUNNY VALENTINE

By Josh Daveta & The Sequins

Presented by Queensland Cabaret Festival and Metro Arts

Today’s pop classics, reimagined as jazz standards.

You might know them from Oscar Theatre Co’s Boy&Girl and previous solo shows Teenage Dreams, now cabaret mogul Josh Daveta and their band The Sequins will take the New Benner stage for one night only with their show My Funny Valentine.

Featuring the music of Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and more, audiences will be in for a vintage experience through the lens of the pop music world for 65 minutes!

 

“A joy to behold” – Stage Whispers

 

“Whether playing the piano or singing, Daveta’s talents are clear…” – Blue Curtains Brisbane

DATES

Fri 29 Oct, 2021

TIME

7:00pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35 + booking fee
Concession
$32 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $32 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

65 minutes

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

THE ARTISTS

Josh is a POC & Queer singer/songwriter, actor, musician, writer, producer and cabaret artist. They were a top 75 Australian Idol contestant and has worked with many Australian Talents such as Nancye Hayes, Peter Cousens, Marina Prior, Paulini & Jessica Mauboy as well as rubbing shoulders with the likes of Shoshana Bean, Natalie Weiss & super star Katy Perry (the name dropping is foul, we get it). Over the past seven years they have led the way with cabaret, touring with their critically acclaimed shows Teenage Dreams, My Prerogative and their brand defining return season show Like Mariah. They were also apart of Electric Moon’s 15th Anniversary Hedwig & The Angry Inch concert and In The Warm Room: Songs of Kate Bush and recurring artist for Brisbane Pride. Their staple involvement as festival host for Brisbane Festival’s Arcadia and in Brisbane’s phenom, Oscar Production Company’s boy&girl, are career badges stapled into their brand of being one of the city’s finest.

With “producer” also in their zeitgeist of titles, they have created the wildly successful event Broadway In The Dock and their Christmas cabarets Daveta Watch Out & O Night Divine.

Josh’s acting credits include LEGALLY BLONDE (Emmett), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Audrey II), SPELLING BEE (Mitch Mahoney), HAIR (Hud) & SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Man 1).

Their main goal in life is to work constantly enough to buy Starbucks Gingerbread frappucinos at any time of the day.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

debase productions

Presented by Metro Arts 

Grab your pals for a rollicking night out, this festival-fav is back with a nostalgia-blaring homage to the humble leotard and its epic transformational possibilities.

Vintage leotards, glittering with sequins, Lycra in every colour of the rainbow. One by one, the performers pull on the Lycra and are transformed. Who were the women who wore these leotards? What were their secrets? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?

Two of Australia’s most fearless physical comedians, Bridget Boyle and Neridah Waters, present this joyous celebration of performance, body-positivity and glitter.

“A true master-class in physical comedy and storytelling.
Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

“…funny and surprisingly poignant …Neridah Waters and Bridget Boyle made an unmatchable duo.”
– Theatre Haus

DATES

Thu 9 – Sat 18 Dec

TIMES

7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $42 + booking fee
Preview Thu 9 Dec / $35 + booking fee
Concession
$35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+.

Image by Jade Ellis.

THE ARTISTS

Neridah Waters (Performer/Creator) is a choreographer, performer and theatre maker. She’s toured her work extensively in Australia and overseas with Lala Parlour, Common People Dance Project, Brides of Frank and The Escapists. She’s worked as an actor/choreographer for La Boîte, Queensland Theatre, Imaginary Theatre, DeBase, Metro Arts, Brisbane Powerhouse, PlayLab and NORPA. She’s choreographed large-scale community projects for Queensland Music Festival and QPAC’s Out Of The Box Festival. She runs an ironic Eisteddfod with a regular outcome at Brisbane Festival. She recently performed Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD at Metro Arts, ran the Common People Dance Eisteddfod and Socially Distanced Dance Club at Brisbane Festival and directed the Flipside Circus show for HOTA’s Scoop Festival.

Dr. Bridget Boyle (Performer/Creator) is a co-founder of debase productions, winner of the 2018 Gold Matilda award for special contribution to Queensland theatre. She has worked extensively in the field of clowning as a director, performer and teacher, having studied with Philippe Gaulier in 2001. With debase productions she has been involved in the creation (writing, directing and performance) of many new works, including The Longest Minute (co-production with Queensland Theatre and JUTE), co-winner of Best Mainstage Production Matilda Awards 2018. For Queensland Theatre she has appeared in The Works: Taking Aim, The Estimator, Lily Can’t Sleep, Europe, The Venetian Twins, Scapin and Backseat Drivers. For La Boite theatre, she appeared in Romeo and Juliet and He Died with a Felafel in his Hand (with Someone Productions). Directing credits include, for JUTE theatre: To Kill a Cassowary, for Queensland Theatre: The Holidays, The Longest Minute (co-pro with JUTE and debase), Rice (QPDA Finalists reading), The Landmine is Me and Hurry up and Wait. For Flipside Circus and Metro Arts: We Live Here (co-directed with Natano Fa’anana, Winner, Best Direction 2018 Matilda Awards).

Lucas Stibbard (Director / Creator) makes theatre and performance work as an actor, performer, director, designer, dramaturg, writer, educator and producer. With The Escapists, a multi-disciplinary collective he co-founded, he co-wrote, co-directed, produced and performed in the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, nationally and internationally touring boy girl wall (for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination) Elephant Gun for the World Theatre Festival 2011 and 2012, Attack of the Attacking Attackers!, Packed and Suburbia for the Brisbane Festival. Lucas’ performing work both nationally and internationally has included: Bell Shakespeare (Richard III and The Alchemist national tours), La Boite (Straight White Men, The Danger Age, Zig Zag Street national tour), Queensland Theatre (Constellations, The Seagull, Macbeth, Hamlet, Fractions, Grimm Tales, Real Inspector Hound, Black Comedy, Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed, Richard II), The State Theatre Company of South Australia (Hamlet), Melbourne Theatre Company (North by Northwest), Shake n Stir (A Christmas Carol), and Windmill Theatre (Grug including IPAY Florida and Imaginate Edinburgh and China in November/December 2017). Film and Television appearances include Hoges, Harrow, Wanted, Prank Patrol, Kokoda and The Great Raid. This year Lucas was invited to join the UK cast of North By Northwest for their UK premiere season as well as their Canadian Premiere season. 

Neridah Waters Performer / Creator

Bridget Boyle Performer / Creator

Lucas Stibbard Director / Creator / Sound Designer / Scenic Designer

Cameron Clark Scenic Designer / Design Realisation

Christine Felmingham Lighting Designer

Nathan Sibthorpe Video Designer

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

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THE HIVE COLLECTIVE

THE HIVE COLLECTIVE

THE HIVE COLLECTIVE

Brisbane’s newly formed Hive Collective – Heather Fairbairn, Heidi Manché and Kate Wild – present their inaugural trio of works. The series places women’s stories in the spotlight and showcases Australia’s most daring female playwrights and creatives.

You each have very extensive backgrounds in writing, directing and producing theatre. What inspired you to team up and form The Hive Collective in 2020?
The idea came about in 2019. While we were each successfully making work as individuals, we realised that, as a collective, we could be so much stronger, more productive, more resilient. By supporting each other and sharing resources and tasks we can also be more courageous. Bolder. Make things happen that would seem impossible as individuals.

You’ll be presenting your inaugural trio of works at Metro Arts, how did this partnership come about?
Once we’d hit on the idea of forming a collective of independent theatre makers and curating a season of work together, we knew Metro Arts was the ideal partner for our first project. With Metro Arts’ ongoing commitment to independent theatre and, in particular, Jo’s championing of female artists, we hoped Hive’s model would find support at Edward Street. To both find that support and be invited to take part in Metro’s first year in their new home has been crucial in allowing Hive to arrive onto the scene in a robust and joyful way.

What would you say you each bring to the table? Are there areas where your approach and interests typically intersect?
Heidi is a brilliant relationship builder – she’s genuinely interested in people and what they have to offer, so she’s great at making connections and inviting people in. Heather is meticulous and rigorous, and with her experience working with Europe’s leading theatre companies, she pushes us to aim higher and reach further. Kate helps us stay focussed, nurturing Hive’s long-term vision whilst keeping a keen eye on the details.

What we love about the Hive model is that it allows each of us as individual artists to make our own work in our own unique way. But an offer from one of us – a suggestion for a play or an idea for devising new work – will inspire the others to work beyond our usual comfort zones.

Lastly, how did you choose these particular works? What can audiences expect – is there a common thread or theme?
We wanted Hive’s first season to shine a light on the brilliant and original work currently being written by Australian women. Each of the plays is engaging, vibrant, timely and, in its own unique way, unconventional. When we looked at the plays side-by-side, we also found that each of them was brimming with energy and life. As if something long suppressed was now ready to be released – sexuality, violence, imagination, wild humour. Female creativity let loose!

ARTIST EVENTS

THE BULL, THE MOON, AND THE CORONET OF STARS
By Van Badham | Directed By Heidi Manché
17 – 27 Feb, 2021

ELEKTRA/ORESTES
By Jada Alberts and Anne-Louise Sarks
Directed by Heather Fairbairn
3 – 13 Mar, 2021

CONVICTION
By Zoey Dawson | Directed by Kate Wild
17 – 27 – Mar, 2021

WHERE

New Benner Theatre, Metro Arts

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ADAPT

ADAPT

ADAPT

Presented by Metro Arts

By Paula Dunlop

Capturing a time of quarantines and lockdowns, ADAPT reflects on the collapse of the neat separations between work and home. Undressed bed sheets and steel ball-chain, window dressings and clothes-lines, canvas-based studio traditions and creative practices in home spaces all come together gently, magnetically…

ADAPT focuses us on the forces that condition our home lives and work lives; on the conventions that privilege or idealise certain work spaces over others; and on the give-and-take that constitutes our relationships with people, material, and places.

DATES

Sat 6 Feb – Thu 18 Mar, 2021

VENUE

Window Gallery
Metro Arts, West End

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

AT ARM’S LENGTH

AT ARM’S LENGTH

AT ARM’S LENGTH

Presented by Metro Arts

By Lacey-Law-Lobwein

Lacey – Law – Lobwein is an experimental art collaboration initiated by three emerging Brisbane-based artists who share a common practice of working with digital video and screen-based media.

At Arm’s Length explores the nature of virtual and physical collaboration as a reaction to how their practices have changed as a result of the current pandemic.

This exhibition is part of Common Ground: Bus Projects x Metro Arts and an adapted version of the exhibition will be exhibited at Bus Projects in October, 2022.

View the digital catalogue here. 

 

DATES

Sat 6 – Sun 21 Mar, 2021

VENUE

Gallery Two
Metro Arts, West End

GALLERY HOURS

Mon – Tue    10am – 4pm
Wed – Sat      10am – 10pm
Sun 14 Mar    Closed
Sun 21 Mar    11am – 5pm 

THE ARTISTS

Briony Law
Briony Law is an emerging artist who works primarily with moving image and installation. Her practice explores aspects of human ecology and systems of mediation, and the potential of mediation to inform attitudes toward ecology. Graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours from the Queensland University of Technology, her most recent projects were exhibited at Outer Space and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Olivia Lacey
Olivia Lacey employs processes of transcription and translation to explore the ambiguities, slippages or humour that can arise in interpersonal interactions. Working across moving image, installation and text, she combines referents appropriated from pop music lyrics in order to examine the romantic dialogue as an intersubjective space of exchange. Lacey graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology in 2017.

Guy Lobwein
Guy Lobwein is a Brisbane-based emerging artist currently undertaking his Doctorate of Philosophy at Queensland University of Technology. Graduating in 2020 with a Masters in Philosophy, his research focuses on the use of expanded reality technologies in contemporary art and how experimental creative practice can generate experiential and critically reflective experiences.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

MAD DANCE FESTIVAL 2021

MAD DANCE FESTIVAL 2021

Metro Arts and Mad Dance House present Mad Dance Festival; a celebration of Queensland’s street dance scene.

From conquering stages and comps around the world, home-grown talents are headed back to Brisbane.

With jaw-dropping performances, double-bill showings, artist talks and a community dance class, Mad Dance Festival  is smashing down the walls between “elite” and “street”.

From B-boys, poppers, lockers and hip-hop heavy-weights to Vogue, Krump and contemporary freestyle. This is street dance in a whole new realm. 

6 + 8 MAY | M.I.N.D.E.D.

Elements Collective bring their world class break and freestyle dancers to Mad Dance Festival in this genre-bending dance work.

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6 + 7 May | AMY ZHANG + ANTI FISCHER

Mad Dance Festival presents a double-bill performance: ‘Cool Asian Mum’s Guide to Life’ by Amy Zhang + ‘Love Letters in (e)Motion’ by Anti Fischer

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7 + 8 MAY | PINK MATTER + GOLDEN COASTLINE

Mad Dance Festival presents a double-bill performance: ‘Betwixt’ by Pink Matter + ‘Peach Papaya’ by Golden Coastline.

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8 MAY | ARTIST TALK

Hear street dance leaders and emerging dancers talk about the challenges and successes of the dance community in Brisbane.

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8 MAY | SHAKE DOWN: FREE COMMUNITY DANCE CLASS

Come shake off your work week in easy-to-follow choreography led by accomplished dancer, Sheru Bharadwaja!

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) 2021

BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) 2021

Bigger, BADDER, Brisbane! Brisbane Art Design (BAD) is back in 2021 and Metro Arts is part of the program.

 

Get ready to explore Brisbane’s creative neighbourhoods with BRISBANE ART DESIGN, from 7 – 30 May 2021. With a focus on art + design across the city, BAD 2021 promises an expansive program of tours, talks, workshops and exhibitions.

An initiative of the Museum of Brisbane (MoB ), BAD champions the movers and shakers of the Brisbane art and design community, and spotlights our thriving cultural identity through the places, histories and climate that bring our collective creativity to the fore.

 

Explore the Metro Arts’ program below  |  View the full BAD program here.

 

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ART STARTS HERE

ART STARTS HERE

Art Starts Here: 40 Years of Metro Arts

Metro Arts – an independent arts centre at the heart of Brisbane – is about to start a new chapter at its new home in West End. But this is just one of many changes this resilient organisation has made its own.

For 40 years, Metro Arts inhabited 109 Edward Street, a six-storey building built in 1889, which has served as warehouse for household goods, biscuits, hats, supplies during World War II and – later, government offices and, finally, Brisbane Community Arts Centre.

On the level that was once the Immigration Department, artists have created multilingual works. In the former drug squad HQ, ‘art’ has become indistinguishable from ‘party’. In the old Electoral Office, artists have voted again and again for their community – with their time, energy, resources and (when available) money. To be at 109 Edward Street wasn’t just to make art. It was to make mistakes, to mend and to make do.

No record can capture every moment – every coffee shared, every spark ignited, every alliance formed, every risk taken, every show rehearsed, exhibited or staged. But through the voices of over 40 Metro community members, Art Starts Here: 40 Years of Metro Arts charts the living history of Metro Arts, from its gutsy DIY beginnings to its bright future.

TITLE Art Starts Here: 40 Years of Metro Arts

SOFT COVER 171 PAGES

RELEASE DATE 11 September, 2020

RRP $65

PUBLISHED BY Metro Arts

EDITED BY Zenobia Frost

DESIGNED BY Sean Dowling and Ashleigh Jacobsen

FEATURING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM
Wesley Enoch, Robert Hughes, Edwin Relf, Liz Burcham, Penny Everingham, Robert Kronk, Amy-Clare McCarthy, Gemma Smith, Josh Milani, Hannah Gartside & Autumn Royale, Nic Holas (Restaged Histories Project), Brian Lucas, Margi Brown Ash, Thom Browning (Imaginary Theatre), Younghee Park (Company Bad), Daniel Evans (The Good Room), Lafe Charlton & Roxanne McDonald, and Fraser Corfield. In addition, Meagan Streader and Vernon Ah Kee (among others) contribute their artwork.

FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH 
Sue Benner, The Hon Ian Callinan, Robby Nason, Stephen Nothling, Jess Murphy, Daniel McKewen, Robert Andrew, Elise Greig, Michael Futcher (Matrix Theatre), David Morton (Dead Puppets Society), Lisa Fa’alafi & Leah Shelton (Polytoxic), Nasim Khosravi (Baran Theatre), and many more.

 

Metro Arts thanks the many interviewees and contributors who made this book possible by sharing their work and their memories.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Metro Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science.
Metro Arts is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.

stART Grant Program

stART Grant Program

The stART Grant Program was established by Arts Queensland to support Queensland independent creative practitioners including artists, artist collaborators, producers, designers, technicians, freelance and other arts workers impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Successful applicants will receive $3000 to support ideation, preparation, planning and collaboration activities focussed on future creative opportunities during COVID recovery phase

Arts Queensland has engaged Delivery Partners across the state to deliver the stART Grant Program. Funding will be distributed through the Delivery Partners. Metro Arts is the delivery partner for the Brisbane Region. Download the Delivery Partner Map or visit Arts Queensland for information on the other delivery partners.

Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
Important information for applicants. 

Applications are now closed. See the list of recipients below.

 

 stART Grant Program Recepients

Metro Arts has announced 39 industry recipients of the Queensland Government’s stART Grant, who have each been awarded $3,000 to support their creative practice.

Congratulations to the following recipients: 

  • Mindy Gill | Brisbane, Brisbane City
  • Erica Rose Jeffrey | Moggill, Brisbane City
  • Michelle Vine | South Brisbane, Brisbane City
  • Kailum Graves | Greenslopes, Brisbane City
  • Mark Bahnisch | South Brisbane, Brisbane City: The Gabba Ward
  • Nathon McMillan | Lytton, Brisbane City
  • Matthew Wengert | Clayfield, Brisbane City
  • Finley Kube / Central Ward, Brisbane City
  • Helen O’Loan | Maiwar, Walter Taylor
  • Laura Coutts | Clayfield, Brisbane City – Hamilton
  • Ruby Newport | Stafford, Brisbane City – Enoggera
  • Kenji Uranishi | Nudgee, Brisbane City – Northgate Ward
  • Yvette Walker | Paddington, Brisbane City
  • Kirstie Page | Cooper, The Gap
  • Andi Spark | Bulimba, Brisbane City – Morningside
  • Paula Dunlop | Cooper, Brisbane City
  • Mirandi Riwoe | Coorparoo, Brisbane City
  • Jesse Irwin | The Gabba, Brisbane City
  • Larissa Deak |Miller, Tennyson
  • Mandana Mapar | South Brisbane, Brisbane City
  • Michael Mandalios | McConnel, Brisbane City
  • Bridget Boyle | Malwar,Brisbane City
  • Thomas Larkin | McConnel, Brisbane City
  • Christopher Bassi | Paddington, Brisbane City
  • Helen Cassidy | Cooper, Brisbane City
  • Kevin Spink | Moggill, Brisbane City
  • Torin Francis | Cooper, Brisbane City
  • Catarina Hebbard | Greenslopes, South Brisbane, Brisbane City
  • Chris Howlett | McConnel and Bulimba, Brisbane City – Morningside
  • Claire Marshall | Central Ward, Brisbane City
  • Cheryl Moggs | Southern Downs Regional, Sandgate
  • Claire Christian | Mount Ommaney, Tennyson
  • Vanessa Loh | Malwar, Brisbane City
  • Sebastian Moody | McConnel, Central
  • Anisa Nandaula | South Brisbane, Brisbane City
  • Jessica White | The Gabba, Brisbane City
  • David Nixon | Malwar, Brisbane City
  • Tammy Tresillian | South Brisbane, Brisbane City
  • Tim Jackman | South Brisbane, Brisbane City

ART STARTERS

ART STARTERS

“My career started at Metro. My first full time job, my first professional directing job, the first play I ever wrote, the first company I ever ran. All roads lead back to Metro. Metro gave me a start 30 years ago and I want to give back. I invite you to become an Art Starter and join me in helping to support the start of new work and new art careers here in Brisbane.”

Wesley Enoch, Metro Arts Patron

Metro Arts is in the art starting business. After all ‘art starts here’.

For an annual tax deductible donation of $500 you can join our donor group, ART STARTERS, and help fund our annual Creative Development Program

The program gives artists space, time and support to develop creative ideas and test them with industry professionals and peers. Creative development can advance to local, national and international stages.

 

2020 Creative Development Program

 

As one of our Art Starters you’ll experience and learn about the creative process first-hand at special behind the scenes previews and get-togethers.

Join us by giving now or download the Art Starters Gift Form and return to us.

For further information please contact: 
Genevieve Trace, General Manager
genevieve@metroarts.com.au | (07) 3002 7100

See the list of current Art Starters here.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at our next Art Starters get-together.

JOIN ART STARTERS

Metro Arts is a registered charity with ACNC, which means any donation you make over $2 is tax-deductible.

2020 PROGRAM

2020 PROGRAM

Amongst all the challenging pandemic news, Metro Arts remains committed to independent artists and great new work. We are excited to announce some of our plans for this year to keep our artists working, creativity flowing, and community members connected. 

Our performance program and exhibition artists are busy working behind-the-scenes, for delivery in our new home at West Village, however we won’t be announcing these works until later this year. 

We are also working on some exciting new opportunities for artists to assist during this time. Stay tuned for more details soon! 

PINK MATTER B’DAY BATTLES

23 OCT | DANCE
We’re celebrating Pink Matter’s 4th birthday with a kick-ass party! Dress fresh and get ready for a wild night of performances, cyphers and battles.

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MY FUNNY VALENTINE BY JOSH DAVETA

29 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Today’s pop classics, reimagined as jazz standards. Josh Daveta and their band The Sequins will take the New Benner stage for one night only.

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ÙMBRIEL

29 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
ÚMBRIEL is an electronic, art-pop powerhouse once described as “Like Enya on Steroids.”

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HUNKY DORY

30 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Alison St Ledger performs a time capsule of Bowie at his most inspired.

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1971 – THE MUSIC

30 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Nadia Sunde takes her audience on a journey into the soundtrack of a year that has never really left us.

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BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

9 – 18 DEC | PERFORMANCE
This festival-fav is back with a nostalgia-blaring homage to the humble leotard and its epic transformational possibilities.

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PINK INC

20 DEC | DANCE
Join the Pink Matter team and say bye-bye to 2021 with this end-of-year party like no other!

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ASSEMBLY NOW

3 – 27 SEPT | Be immersed in a work that transforms space into a light and sound-reactive environment.

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COWBOY

4 – 6 SEPT | Saddle up for an interactive dance work set in an imagined sweeping landscape of a classic old western.

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FUTURE ANCESTORS

6 SEPT | Presented as part of Housewarming, Future Ancestors depicts the journeys of three spoken word artists.

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HOUSEWARMING

6 SEPT | The boxes are unpacked, the address is new, we’re all settled in and we want to welcome you!

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THE TYPE

10 – 13 SEPT | Through street dance and hip-hop music, your favourite pro girl gang bring big girl-power energy to the stage.

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HOW TO SPELL LOVE

17 – 20 SEPT | Blending evocative poetry, dance and a powerful live percussive score, in a passionate and triumphant act of personal storytelling.

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CREATIVE DEVELOPMENTS

ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS

On the Shoulders of Giants explores the transition and adaptation of culture, toxic masculinity and intergenerational trauma of First Nations men navigating their way through everyday life.

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COLD GHOST

Familial tapestries reveal patterns upon patterns in this fascinating expedition through time.

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BATSHIT

BATSHIT pits the rational, sane truth against fanciful, hormone-inflicted and embellished tales in Shelton’s second collaboration with iconic UK director and provocateur Ursula Martinez.

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DEMOLITION

DEMOLITION is an unapologetic and sweaty reclamation of space in-development by the creative minds behind smash hits Hot Brown Honey and APOCALIPSTICK.

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TRIPTYCH & POSTSCRIPT

A mash-up of 1950s radio dramas, epic poetry and opera, Triptych and Postscript uses words, sounds, songs and electronica to paint a portrait of Western colonialism in the Asia-Pacific.

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GHOST STORY

Theatre and augmented reality blend via a smartphone application and immerses the audience in a terrifying world both physically and digitally.

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EXHIBITIONS

soul-hole

20 – 27 NOV / EXHIBITION
The everyday and the sacred are united in this intimate exploration of spirituality and girlhood.

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AZADEH HAMZEII

4 – 18 DEC / EXHIBITION
Azadeh Hamzeii presents new work commissioned by Metro Arts in association with 4A: Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

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777-ELEVEN

4 DEC – JAN 2022 / EXHIBITION
Joaquin Gonzales presents 777-Eleven, a Catholicised convenience store selling all the Catholic necessities nobody asked for.

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Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program

OTHER OFFERING

1 – 2 NOV | Other Offering, presents a series of sculptural and floral interventions at the Toowong Cemetery over two days.

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BECOMING

Experience the space between personal memory and shared understanding through combining photography and architecture.

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GIANTS AMONG US

A sound and video installation that transforms inaccessible surfaces into urban playgrounds, illuminating public spaces with epic images of our smallest citizens.

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Artists in Residence

JOSHUA PETHER

FERRYMAN’S HUT
Across this two-week residency at Ferryman’s Hut, Joshua will perform a journey of a ritual seeking hidden clues to some of Queensland’s most elusive and baffling mysteries.

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JAMES HAZEL

NORMAN PARK SUBSTATION
My Father the piano is an installation which explores the relationship between the artist and their working-class family.

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OLIVIA LACEY

FERRYMAN’S HUT
In her new work Almost Heaven, Olivia Lacey revisits a childhood fascination with Olivia Newton-John as the roller-skating muse from her iconic film Xanadu (1980).

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LITTLEBITTS

FERRYMAN’S HUT
Comedy duo LittleBitts are bunkering down in Ferryman’s Hut this July to work on development of a new sitcom.

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regroup

FERRYMAN’S HUT
regroup is a collective project that will host salon style events that aim to refresh the dialogue between arts workers.

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HELLE COOK

FERRYMAN’S HUT
Helle will invigorate Ferryman’s Hut with ephemeral installations through a lens of light and sensory experience, created by diaphanous paintings on sheer natural fabric.

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AARON CHAPMAN

NORMAN PARK SUBSTATION
Aaron’s Norman Park Substation residency will see him reinterpret photographs through the lens of a childhood craft.

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VOLTFRUIT

FERRYMAN’S HUT
Brisbane-based experimental music duo Voltfruit combine field recordings, found objects, musical instruments and electronics to create a series of sonic activations.

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ALICIA MELONIE JONES

NORMAN PARK SUBSTATION
Alicia will continue her solo body of work, performing detention – a physical exploration into the psychology of breaking cycles of violence.

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Produced Artists

COUNTERPILOT

A collective of interdisciplinary artists directed by Nathan Sibthorpe. Their works Crunch Time and Truthmachine are available for touring, and they are also currently developing a new work.

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ELISE GREIG

Spanning from young love to aging cynicism, Magpie by Elise Greig is a coming-of-age story that will thrill and delight like lemonade ice-blocks and a swim on a hot day.

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DAVID MEGARRITY

David Megarrity is a writer, composer, musician and performer creating at the intersection of music, performance and projected image. His works Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot and Bear with Me are available for touring, and he is also currently developing a new work, Sox.

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LISA WILSON PROJECTS

Bunker by Lisa Wilson and Nathan Sibthorpe is a new intermedial dance work, combining dance with original music, text, rich visual design, interactive messaging, and dynamic video projection to explore the physical threat of virtual alarm. 

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2020

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2020

Want to be part of Metro Arts’ 2020 Program? 

Have an idea for a creative project and need support? 

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW CLOSED FOR 2020

 

Applications have closed for our New Project for New Times Program.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 6 June 2020.

 

Please note applications for our 2020 Creative Development, Artist in Residence and Temporary Art Programs have closed. Applications for 2021 programming will be announced soon.